Wherever Your Playing Takes You
An endless list of immortal artists have used a flange effect to create magic. From The Beatles to Pink Floyd to Van Halen, Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers - now, with Vortex Flanger all those sounds are yours for the rocking.
- Classic flange and tape flange modes
- Intuitive yet deep control set
- Stereo I/O
Subtle Woosh to 747 Landing
The two modes in Vortex Flanger are a classic pedal flanger capable of giving you everything from suble chorus tones to classic Van Halen jet flanger swoosh and tape mode which gives you the psychedelic sound of the original flange tones of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. And it does fantastic 'through zero' sounds too!
Famous Flange Flavors
Vortex takes the great pioneers of the 60s and 70s flange and adds a set of deep controls, allowing you to sculpt and time your flange sounds with great precision. Essential for quickly dialing through the rich history of flange pioneers such as Hendrix and Van Halen and sculpting your own twisted sounds.
The I/O You Know
Vortex Flanger has stereo ins- and outs, which is really cool for dual amp set-ups or a double combo attack where ultra-wide flange sounds are needed. Awesome, but not for the faint of heart!
TonePrint® - Signature Effects!
The Artist Entrance
TonePrint means signature effects - and signature effects means truly creative tones. From classic innovators to the guys shaping the future of music, we've asked the coolest artists around to come up with their customized signature version of a TC Electronic effect - and make them available to you for free!
Download the free TonePrint app for Android and iPhone, choose the TonePrint you want to hear and beam it instantly from your phone through your guitar's pickup into your TonePrint pedal. No cables needed! Learn more about beaming TonePrints.
Your Vision, Your Sound!
Music is the truest expression of self. That's why it is your right to have your effect sound the way YOU want to, no holds barred.
With the TonePrint Editor, you get full control over all effect behavior, knob ranges and everything in between so you can create your signature TC sound.
*TonePrint Editor will be available for iPad December 2013
TonePrints for Vortex Flanger
True to Tone
You love tone, so do we, and our design philosophy testifies to that. So whatever route you wanna go, we got your back. With optimized headroom, True Bypass or Buffered Bypass switch and Kill-Dry on/off, this pedal guarantees optimal tonal integrity and zero loss of tone. And, no matter if the pedal is on or off your precious dry sound is always passed through the pedal unharmed in all it's pure analog glory due to an Analog-Dry-Through.
Backstage Pass - All Access
Though flange may be an accidental find and straight from the roaring 60s, tight control is essential if you want to get the tones you are chasing. Vortex Flanger provides a simple, four button lay-out and smart mini toggle to get the job done.
Vortex Flanger's Resume
- TonePrint Enabled
- 2 flanger types
- Stereo in & out
- True Bypass
- Speed, Depth, feedback and Delay Time controls
- Easy battery access
- Small footprint
- High quality components
- Road-ready design
TC Electronic Vortex Flanger Guitar Pedal
John Petrucci doing TonePrints for TC Electronic's Vortex Flanger - clean sounds
Steve Stevens creates a Vortex flanger TonePrint
Mark King "Sweet Minger" TonePrint for Vortex Flanger
Gail Ann Dorsey Creates Her 'Desert Flower' TonePrint for the Vortex Flanger
Bumblefoot doing TonePrints for TC Electronic's Vortex Flanger
Andy of Pro Guitar Shop creates a TonePrint for TC Electronic's Vortex Flanger
Sweetwater "Electric Vortex" TonePrint for Vortex Flanger
Søren Andersen creates a Vortex Flanger TonePrint
Michael 'Padge' Paget of Bullet For My Valentine Creates a TonePrint for Vortex Flanger
Divinity Roxx TonePrint Flanger
Dave Catching TonePrints for Vortex Flanger from TC Electronic
La Pédale Vortex Flanger TonePrint
Reeves Gabrels creates a flanger TonePrint
Orianthi doing TonePrints for TC Electronic's Vortex Flanger
Grand Baton doing TonePrints for TC Electronic's Vortex Flanger
Matt Beck doing TonePrints for TC Electronic's Vortex Flanger
Keith Gattis creates a Flanger TonePrint
Janek Gwizdala Family of Rats Flanger TonePrint
Jon Thorne's Tom TonePrint for Vortex Flanger
Rob Chapman creates Chappers' Extreme Victory TonePrint for Vortex Flanger
Ali Neander TonePrint English
Andrew Levy creates a Vortex TonePrint
Artists Using Vortex Flanger
The Vortex is a versatile flanger with plenty of potential variation available from the controls. This is especially true of the feedback knob, which offers variable amounts of both negative and positive feedback. It provides a host of familiar flanging sounds in its standard mode - metallic tonalities and obvious sweeping sounds are all possible. It's the tape option, though, that's perhaps more interesting in dishing up less common sounds, especially so when phase cancellation occurs at the zero point and the sound disappears completely - something that can create strange tremolo-style effects.Check out the full review by Guitarist
Vortex is great for swooshy, classic-rock sounds, but it can also give you whistling birds, grinding industrial machinery, or spiraling staircases of otherworldly tonalities. TC has done an amazing job creating a pedal that can satisfy both the weekend warrior who needs to nail “Unchained,” or the sonic sculptor who revels in the kinds of sounds that would get you kicked out of a bar gig. Tape is the more organic side of the Vortex, and it nails the signature swirl created when two tape recorders are made to drift in and out of phase with each other (typically by manually slowing one machine). The traditional flange sounds you can dial in here are juicy and inspiring, and you can venture into rocket-ship effects and other spacey timbres by simply tweaking the Feedback, Depth, and Delay Time settings. As the most far-reaching flanger pedal I’ve heard in a long time, the Vortex receives an Editors’ Pick Award.
The Vortex flanger is a versatile unit that captures both modern and classic tape-based flange tones. Tape mode is a “through-zero” flange that simulates the original flange technique of running multiple tape decks while offsetting the speed. Flange mode gives uncolored digital response that makes the higher harmonics pop with clarity. With SPEED, DEPTH, FEEDBACK, and DELAY TIME controls, the Vortex can produce effects from the insane warble of Janek Gwizdala’s “Family Of Rats” TonePrint, to the sibilant sweep of Mark King’s “Sweet Minger.”Check out the full review by Bass Player
The pedal’s standard modes can range from smooth to hyper and burbling, depending on how aggressively you toy with the Depth, Speed, and Feedback knobs. But the addition of the TonePrint option and the Tape flange switch really expand the Vortex’s range of voices. The Tape setting sounds great at medium-to-strong intensity for both psych-flavored arpeggios and fast, funk-chord comping. It also works wonders if you want to lend motion to a lingering, fuzz-driven power chord.Check out the full review by Premier Guitar
This is indeed a very good flanger. The standard flanger setting has a wealth of classic, shimmering, chorus-type flange and jet-flanging tones at your fingertips. (...) TC deserves full marks for once again pushing the boundaries of what is possible with today's technology inside a small stand-alone effect pedal.
I was able to easily dial in a tone akin to Phil Lynott on ‘Waiting For An Alibi’ and began happily riffing away. Of course if you really want to crazy things up it’s pretty easy to get some real space cadet tones going on. Whether you want some metallic zing, or big sweeps you can easily get it from the Vortex.Check out the full review by Bass Guitar Magazine (PDF)
You can get a huge variety of quality flange sounds from this unit. (...) If you are looking for a flanger that can recreate all the classic sounds, need quality but don't want to break the back with boutique gear, then this is the pedal for you!Check out the full review by iGuitar
I’ve been impressed with every TC Electronic TonePrint pedal that I have tested and the Vortex Flanger is no exception, not only does this pedal have 2 great modes (Flanger and Tape) but the amount of variations available simply by beaming a new TonePrint from my iPhone means that you have every type of Flanger effect available in one very reasonably priced pedal.Check out the full review by Guitar Noize
They've done it again: this is an excellent flanger at a very competitive price. We particularly liked the vintage effect that the 'tape' setting offered, and combined with the pedal's great range of other sounds, its ease of use and solid build quality, it all adds up to a little box that's well worth having in your arsenal. You'll want to start wearing psychedelic floral shirts and staring at lava lamps for hours, but hey, it's a small price to pay.Check out the full review by Guitar Planet
To all my fellow Flanger junkies, I highly recommend to giving this pedal a try as it is a well-made and moderately priced pedal. I’ve already added it to my bag of tricks and mounted it to my pedal board!Check out the full review by Guitar International
The Vortex Flanger is a great sounding pedal at a great price. Especially the possibility to beam TonePrints using a smartphone is a great idea. What is offered here, is really top notch!Check out the full review by Bonedo
It is impressive how the Danish manufacturer has succeeded in packing so much flexibility and variety (not to mention completely superb sound quality) into such a compact effect pedal. Class! ROCK ON!Check out the full review by Delamar